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Mrs. Giacalone

Week of January 23rd, 2017

Reminders:

1). Pennies for Patients Kick-Off Assembly for Grades 5-8 will take place on Monday, January 23rd at 1:00 P.M. in the auditorium.

*It’s that time of the year again to raise money for such an amazing cause! Please help support such a wonderful organization-Pennies for Patients. All donations will go directly to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures, and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Click on the link below to donate. Each class has their own link for a class competition to see who can raise the most money! Thank you!*

http://events.lls.org/pages/nyc/AveMariaCatholicAcademy-2017/jgiacalone

5th Grade
This week the students will continue their study of New France. They will be discussing where and why the French explored and settled in North America. They will be analyzing the conflicts the French had with the English, Dutch, and Spanish. Lastly, the students will be identifying French explorers of the Americas and their contributions.

1/20: STUDY! Jeopardy- Wednesday and Test- Thursday: “New France” pages 150-155. 20 Jeopardy questions are due on Wednesday.

1/23: Complete the worksheet on “Exploring the Mississippi” and “Founding Louisiana” pages 153-155.
STUDY!

1/24: STUDY! 20 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow.

1/25: The class will be playing Jeopardy today.
STUDY!

1/26: The class will be taking a test on “New France” pages 150-155.

6th Grade
The students will continue their study of ancient Egypt. They will be focusing on mummification and the afterlife. The students will be using research to create their own version of an ancient Egyptian canopic jar.

1/23- 1/26: Canopic Jar Project- The students will be researching ancient Egyptian Canopic Jar gods.  They will be following a detailed rubric and using their research to create a canopic jar.  

Worksheet Packet- “Ancient Egypt” Every night this week, the students will be reading about different aspects of ancient Egyptian life/society. They will have to read, highlight, and take notes on each of the briefs in the packet. Once the packet is completed, the class will be taking an open book test on the material.

1/23: Worksheet Packet– “The Nile River Valley” Brief #1 page 41. (Read, highlight, and take notes.)

Test- signed and corrected

1/24: Worksheet Packet- “Ancient Egyptian Society” Brief # 2 pages 42-43. (Read, highlight, and take notes.)

1/25: Worksheet Packet– “Pyramids” Brief #3 pages 44-45. (Read, highlight, and take notes.)

1/26: Worksheet Packet- “ Mummies” Brief #4 page 46. (Read, highlight, and take notes.)

1/27: The students will be presenting their Canopic Jars.

Test on the worksheet packet “Ancient Egypt”- Tuesday.  Review the packet and all the notes that you took!

7th Grade
The students will continue their study of the English colonies. They will be focusing on the conflicts that arose in the colonies once the British government implemented taxes. They will be analyzing effects of the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, and Townshend Act. They will also be exploring the ways in which the colonists responded to the laws imposed on them.

1/23-126: Project- Webpage: “Conflict in the Colonies”- The students will be working independently to create a webpage depicting the problems that the colonies faced once the Parliament passed new tax laws. They will be following a detailed rubric that was handed out in class. * Bring in any materials, pictures, and research that you may need to complete your project!

1/23- Test- signed and corrected

1/24: Rough draft for your “Conflict in the Colonies Webpage” is due tomorrow.

1/27: The students will be presenting their webpage projects.

8th Grade
The class will continue their study of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. They will be examining the political corruption that plagued the United States during the late 1800s and early 1900s. They will also be exploring how the Progressives pushed for reforms to improve living conditions. Lastly, they will be discussing how reforms were made to improve the voting power of the citizens.

1/20: STUDY! Test- Tuesday

1/23: STUDY!
Political Cartoon: “The Gilded Age”- The rough draft for this project is due on Wednesday, January 25th. The students will be working on the final draft in school on Wednesday and Thursday. Presentations will take place on Friday, January 27th.

1/24: The students will be taking a test on “The Gilded Age and “The Progressive Movement” pages 662-667.

Rough draft for your political cartoon is due tomorrow.

1/25-1/27: The students will be working on their political cartoons.

1/26: Caption for your political cartoon is due typed tomorrow.

Religion
This week the students will learn about our ancestors in faith. They will be discussing that God chose Abraham to be the father of his people, and that God’s people became known as the Israelites. They will also be exploring the ways in which God cared for the Israelites.

1/20: STUDY! Jeopardy- Thursday and Test- Friday; “The Patriarchs: God Chooses a People” on pages 68-78. 15 Jeopardy questions are due on Tuesday.

1/23: STUDY!

1/24: Read  “Gods Became Known as the Israelites” on pages 72-73. Then answer the questions below and complete the We Respond Activity.

  1. Who is Jacob?
  2. How did Jacob get the birthright that belonged to Esau?
  3. What quality of Jacob’s enabled him to live out the covenant?
  4. What promise did God make to Jacob?
  5. What is the message of Genesis 35:9-15?
  6. What can we learn from the story of Jacob?
  7. What is the significance of God’s changing Jacob’s name to Israel?

1/25: 15 Jeopardy questions are due tomorrow!

STUDY!

1/26: The students will be playing Jeopardy today.

1/27: The students will be taking a test on “The Patriarchs: God Chooses a People” pages 68-78.